Friday, July 1, 2011

Sometimes when I'm feeling a bit down...

Sometimes, when I'm feeling a bit down or a bit stressed, or a bit anything-other-than-happy, I try and take a step back and focus on the simple things in life. A home-cooked meal bursting with vegetables- I take in the smell, the taste, the textures of all of the locally-grown, healthy, oh-so-good for you foods. I take a walk. I listen to the birds, pay attention to the wind through the leaves, and try to imagine how far the blue, blue sky goes. I call an old friend. I revel in the fact that although time has changed both of us, we are essentially the same little girls we once were. I read. I bake. I try and unplug, even for an afternoon. And now, since becoming a mama, I have one more thing to add to that list, the best thing of all, I think. Henry's laughter. Right now it's more of a screaming, squealing, can't take this happiness and I don't know what to do kinda thing. And it's adorable. I thought I would share some of this happiness with all of you, too.

Happy Friday! (I'll be back in a few hours with a links post).


28 comments:

  1. oh my word! i love him. thank you for sharing the happiness. def needed that today! xoxo

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  2. Thank you :-)! He is so cute! I always try and focus on the little things, not that it always works haha :-)! Your awesome!

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  3. He's incredibly cute!! oh my word! Thanks for posting his little laughter. I needed a good pick-me-up this morning. :) Happy Friday!

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  4. Too darn cute. I can't wait to have one of those to cheer me up now and then. ; )

    Have a beautiful weekend, Dani!

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  5. This was def. something I needed to see today. When I'm feeling blue (like today) it's nice to have those little reminders of how great life can be.

    www.loveinabattlefield.blogspot.com

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  6. What a sweet and refreshing post. I woke up last night to little feet jabbing me in the back. I was all grumpy and just about to move Linus out of the bed when he started to giggled in his sleep. Melts my heart everytime. I cuddled him closer instead. We are so lucky.

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  7. Ahhh, he's so cute! I just want to scoop him up and squeeze him!

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  8. Oh, he is just the cutest thing ever!!! I love it when babies laugh. It just makes everything better :)

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  9. Oh goodness, this is contagious! I think I had his same reaction just watching the video. ;)

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  10. Such a sweet post! And your baby boy is super cute! His laugh just brightened my day! Definitely needed that =)

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  11. I used to have a hard with getting really angry when things didn't go the way I thought they should or when I got down but I realized that I need to just step back and look at my life and see what exactly I've been given and what I have to be thankful for.

    Eric from http://lifeinafathead.wordpress.com/

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  12. Wonderful post and wonderful squealing laughter! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. this made my day! i love keeping up with your amazing life via twitter and this! i hope you know how amazing you are and how much you mean to me!

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  14. too cute! I love when little ones squeal like that

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  15. Aww, that is too precious Danielle. Needed the inspiration, thank you.

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  16. I showed my 11-month-old daughter the video of your cheery son, and she started giggling and talking and pointing at him on the screen. Adorable!

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  17. Oh, I love the squealing so much!!! What an angel! Have a great weekend!

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  18. hi! I just wanted to say thanks for your post a couple weeks back about getting back in touch with an old friend.

    After a lot of wavering back and forth, I did this yesterday, and reconnecting was the best feeling ever, even after two years.

    thanks! and I really enjoy reading your insights into being happier.

    xo leanna

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  19. ahhhhhh I can't wait until my son starts laughing!!! He's sooo close! Your boy is adorable. :)

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  20. Thanks for posting his little laughter. I needed a good pick-me-up this morning. .

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  21. Thanks for sharing !!cute one, his smile is just amazing....

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  22. we all have bad days, it's all about reflecting an remembering what you have xo!

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  23. Well nice post..I revel in the fact that although time has changed both of us, we are essentially the same little girls we once were.I like this sort of post...

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  24. Pretty good post..I like it..What a sweet and refreshing post....thanks for sharing it with us...

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  25. I don't know why I'm suddenly feeling a bit down about it all, maybe I'm wondering if it will ever change, or if I'm just going to spend the next 15 years at home by myself in the evenings.

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  26. This is something so adorable to act when we are feeling low.

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